Creeping Charlie in the Lawn
My lawn is slowly being overtaken by creeping Charlie. I have tried various weed controls including borax. None have worked.
This fragrant groundcover tolerated foot traffic, produces attractive purple flowers and grows in sun, shade and difficult conditions. Still want to kill it? Well, timing is the key to successfully eliminating this weed. Use a broadleaf weed killer with the active ingredients 2-4D and mecoprop. Apply it in fall after a good hard frost. Next spring the weeds may appear to be alive but will soon wither and die. OR spray the creeping Charlie, also called ground ivy, next spring when the plant is in full bloom. Apply the broadleaf weedkiller at the recommended rate for the most effective control. Consider treating only problem areas to minimize your use of chemicals. And as always read and follow label directions carefully.